Latest Episodes

#72: Opiates and COVID-19

April 7, 2021 | 1 hour 10 seconds

​In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, series host Jill James interviews Eric Persaud. Eric is a doctoral candidate in public health at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at the State University of New York, Downstate Health Sciences University, and Eric will soon be defending his dissertation. Eric has a lot of insight on ways the pandemic has affected us in ways that might otherwise go unseen to the general public, like the rise in opiate overdose deaths.

#71: OSHA is Considering an Emergency Temporary Standard

March 24, 2021 | 46 minutes 52 seconds

In this special episode of the podcast, series host Jill James interviews Mark Catlin. We have Mark in the studio today because OSHA is talking about issuing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

#70: From firefighting to ammonia

February 3, 2021 | 1 hour 31 minutes 20 seconds

In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, our guest is Gary Smith, President and CEO of the Ammonia Safety Training Institute. Gary has a remarkably storied career and a fascinating rise to where he is today. This is our longest episode ever because we couldn't pack Gary's story into just an hour. You won't want to miss this one!

#69: Safety from every perspective

January 20, 2021 | 1 hour 13 minutes 36 seconds

In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, Series host Jill James interviews Paul Penn. Paul is a Swiss Army Knife of emergency management, environmental management, and health & safety management. His safety and advocacy work has been making waves in the safety world for decades. Listen to all the great stories, advice, and more!

#68: The Immediate Responder

January 6, 2021 | 48 minutes 58 seconds

In this week's episode, series host Jill James speaks with Lindsay and Darcy, subject matter experts in Active Violence Emergency Response Training. Together, they're the founders and directors of AVERT.